Dennis Rodman on his relationship with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un: Part 3 Video

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Reporter: December, 2011. North Korea says goodbye to dear leader Kim Jong il, as 27-year old Kim Jong un, one of the pallbearers at his father’s funeral, assumes the leadership of his country. But he is as much a mystery to north Koreans as he is to the west, who hope he will herald change. I don’t think we know too much about this person that’s the leader of North Korea right now. Reporter: But one thing is clear Kim takes a very different public path than his reclusive and eccentric father, patterning himself instead on his legendary grandfather Kim il sung. It is no accident that Kim Jong-un has put on all this weight, and has got the same haircut, and very often wears the same clothes as his grandfather. And smiles the same. Smiles the same, everything is very obviously designed to remind north Koreans that, you know, not only does he have this divine right to be the leader of North Korea, but that he can make life better for north Koreans. There he is. Waving out to the crowd. Reporter: During my reporting trips to North Korea, I was never allowed to get close to the enigmatic leader. Have to stay within five feet of each other? Here, when he suddenly showed up at this museum opening and caused a frenzy among the press, we didn’t a chance to ask any questions. It turns out, one outsider with firsthand knowledge and personal contact with the north Korean leader isn’t a diplomat or an American spy. It’s this man. The only American known to have become close to Kim after he assumed power. The flamboyant former NBA star and Chicago bull Dennis rodman. His latest attempt to get into North Korea, sponsored by a company called potcoin. Rodman made international headlines when he visited north Korea in 2013 along with a vice TV crew, at the invitation of the Chicago bulls-obsessed leader. At a goodwill basketball game, rodman was seen talking intently with Kim. Later,…

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